Wailuku River State Park

Area

Overview

  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Size

    10.49 acres

Description

UPDATE: 9/30/20 - Wailuku River State Park is OPEN.

Viewpoints of geologic and scenic interest along Wailuku River. There are two separate park areas. Boiling Pots is a succession of big pools connected by underground flow or cascades and whose waters roll and bubble as if boiling. The exposed hexagonal columns that line the pools were formed by the slow cooling of basalt lava. The 80-foot Rainbow Falls is renowned for the rainbow formed from its mist many mornings. Legends say that the cave beneath the waterfall was the home of Hina, mother of the demigod Maui. (16.3 acres)

Allowed Activities
Sightseeing

Additional Information

Location

Both park sections are accessed via Waiānuenue Avenue, downtown Hilo; Boiling Pots Area at the end of Peʻepeʻe Falls Drive; Rainbow Falls Area on Rainbow Drive.

Hazards

  • Falling Rocks
  • Flash Flood
  • Hazardous Cliff
  • Danger - Submerged Objects

Prohibited

  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Smoking
  • No Commercial Activities

Activities

  • Sightseeing

Facilities

  • Restroom
  • Trash Cans
  • Water Fountain
  • Scenic Viewpoint

Hours

Daily During Daylight Hours

Entrance Fee

None